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U.S. Marshals Service

Sex Offender Investigations

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The USMS has three principal responsibilities under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act:

  • to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in the location and apprehension of non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders;
  • to investigate violations of the Act for federal prosecution; and
  • to assist in the identification and location of sex offenders relocated as a result of a major disaster.

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